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Louis Garneau recalls about 1,200 helmets that don't meet impact test

Published March 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau is working with U.S. and Canadian officials to recall about 650 helmets in the U.S. and 550 in Canada, according to a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The "Course" model helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of federal safety standards. No incidents have been reported. They were sold from December 2015 through December 2017. 

According to a recall notice on its website, the company discovered that "some Course helmets in matte colors might be exposed to a degradation of the plastic shell over time, which potentially affects safety."

Consumers are being told to stop using the helmets and contact Louis Garneau for information on receiving a replacement. The company can be reached at 800-448-1984 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at

The recall involves Louis Garneau Course Helmets with model number LG1261 printed on the inside of the helmet. "Garneau," "Course" and "LG" are printed on both sides of the recalled bicycle helmets. They were sold in matte black and matte fluo yellow. The manufacturer's date and serial number are printed on a sticker inside the helmet.

Only lot and serial numbers listed below are included in the recall.

Manufacture Date and Serial Number Range:

  • 2016-09: 712713 to 712955
  • 2016-09; 713088 to 713195
  • 2016-09; 713298 to 713783
  • 2016-09; 713859 to 713948
  • 2016-09: 714284 to 714433
  • 2015-11: 719591 to 719740
  • 2015-09: 716198 to 716560
  • 2015-09: 716621 to 717010
  • 2015-09: 717122 to 718070

The helmets were manufactured by Strategic Sports Limited, of China. 

More information: CPSC recall notice | Louis Garneau recall page.

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